Ensuring Robust Governance and Compliance in AWS
Navigating the Cloud with Confidence
In the intricate realm of cloud computing, strong governance is crucial. At Virtuability IT Consulting, we assist with the comprehensive suite of AWS services - AWS Organizations, Control Tower, Identity Center, Security Hub, Service Catalog, Config, CloudFormation Guard, EC2 Image Builder and pipelines - that enable your organization to confidently establish and maintain a robust governance and compliance stance.
Here’s how these AWS services fortify governance and compliance:
AWS Organizations and Control Tower: Centralized Governance
AWS Organizations facilitates centralized control across your AWS accounts, enabling you to manage policies, consolidate billing and improve visibility. AWS Control Tower simplifies the setup of a secure, multi-account AWS environment and its guardrails enforce rules for security, operations and compliance.
AWS Identity Center: Secure Identity Management
AWS Identity Center streamlines identity management, enabling users to log into AWS accounts and business applications with a single set of credentials. This enhances security and simplifies the user experience by reducing the number of accounts and passwords that users need to manage.
AWS Security Hub: Unified Security Management
AWS Security Hub offers a comprehensive view of your high-priority security alerts and compliance status across AWS accounts. It integrates with other AWS services and partner solutions to automate compliance checks, making security and compliance management more efficient.
AWS Service Catalog and Config: Compliance Automation
AWS Service Catalog allows you to create and manage approved IT services, ensuring only authorized services are used within your organization. AWS Config tracks resource inventory and changes, simplifying compliance auditing, security analysis, change management and operational troubleshooting.
Pipelines and CloudFormation Guard: Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
CloudFormation Guard is a policy-as-code tool that enables you to write rules to define your ideal resource configurations. It helps ensure compliance by validating CloudFormation template changes - including the Cloud Development Kit - against those rules. AWS CodePipeline and other AWS DevOps tools automate your software release process, making it easier to rapidly and reliably deliver features and updates.
AWS EC2 Image Builder: Secure and Reliable Images
EC2 Image Builder simplifies the creation, maintenance, validation, sharing and deployment of Linux or Windows Server images. By automating these processes, it ensures your images are secure, compliant and reliable.
Integration with Third-Party Governance Services: Extended Capabilities
AWS integrates with a wide range of third-party governance services, extending your capabilities in areas such as risk management, audit reporting and regulatory compliance. This makes AWS a versatile platform that can adapt to your specific governance and compliance needs.
Leveraging these AWS services, your organization can build a robust, secure and compliant AWS environment. At Virtuability, we’re committed to helping you navigate this complex landscape, ensuring your cloud operations are secure, efficient and aligned with your business needs.